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Screening & Panel Event

by February 24, 2020
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Following a screening of Spike Lee’s 2015 Film Chi-raq, Professors Sherri Lawson Clark, Ronald Neal, and T.H.M. Gellar-Goad offered their perspectives on the film’s intervention in questions of race, class, and non-violent protest. While acknowledging the film’s controversial approach, which applies bold satire to painful community trauma, the panelists found value Read more »

Oksanish Book Launch

by February 20, 2020
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We extend MAXIMAS GRATIAS to all those who came to celebrate the launch of John Oksanish’s book, _Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction_, at Bookmarks last night. It was a standing room only! Dr Oksanish in particular extends his thanks to those who came and purchased a copy. Stay tuned for Read more »

Centering Black Classicists Exhibit Reception

by January 22, 2020
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On Friday, January 17th, we held a kick-off reception for the 14 Black Classicists exhibit currently on display in the ZSR Ammons Gallery.  This exhibit is a photographic portrait series featuring Black scholars, teachers, and leaders in the field of Classics whose forgotten histories have been recovered by the archival Read more »

Gellar-Goad and Polt Receive Activism Award of the Lambda Classical Caucus

by January 6, 2020
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Congratulations to T. H. M. Gellar-Goad of the Classics Dept at Wake Forest University and Christopher B. Polt of the Classical Studies Dept at Boston College on receiving the Activism Award of the Lambda Classical Caucus, for their work lobbying the Classical Association of the Middle West and South to better Read more »

WFU AARF Donation Drive

by December 4, 2019
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This December, the WFU Classics Department organized a donation drive on campus for the local animal shelter, AARF (Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation). Thank you to all the faculty, staff, and students across campus who generously donated to AARF and for helping us make this drive a success!  (Click on Read more »

Eta Sigma Phi Fall 2019 Newsletter

by November 19, 2019

Check out the latest Fall 2019 Eta Sigma Phi Nuntius to read an abstract of Karen Gusmer’s paper presented at the 91st Annual Convention (page 7).  Karen, a Classical Languages (Latin concentration) major who graduated in 2019, won the 2019 Convention Award for Best Paper (page 30). You can also read Read more »

Professor Alan Shapiro of Johns Hopkins University Visits Department

by October 17, 2019
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On Tuesday, Professor Alan Shapiro of Johns Hopkins University gave a talk about ancient Greek votive reliefs and the insights they offer into the personal dimensions of religion in classical Athens.  

New Article by T. H. M. Gellar-Goad

by October 8, 2019
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https://eidolon.pub/the-uncanniest-of-valleys-5cd325b0ac44  

4th Annual Ancient Olympics

by October 7, 2019
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The 4th annual Wake Forest Ancient Olympics on Friday, October 4th had the largest attendance yet, with a rowdy crowd of athletes and observers for hymns to the gods and competitions including javelin throw, (arm-)wrestling, a chariot (wheelbarrow) race, and the hoplite footrace in Ancient Greek armor!  Check out these Read more »

Student Anna Campbell Studies Abroad in Rome with Paideia Institute

by July 23, 2019
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Student Anna Campbell (’21), majoring in Latin and Mathematical Business, received the William Royall Scholarship award this year to support her participation in the Paideia Institute in Rome this summer.  Anna has just finished her study with the program and says, “It was an incredible experience that somehow exceeded my Read more »

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